Friday 12/23

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Freaky, yet heart­warm­ing -Seven years ago, an 8-year-old girl was pulled from her mother’s arms by the tsunami in Indone­sia; now, word is she’s been dis­cov­ered alive. An acquain­tance brought a 15-year-old girl to her grandfather’s home this week; his name—Ibrahim—was the only one she could remem­ber, state news reported. The acquain­tance had found the girl in a nearby cof­fee shop, where she’d been taken for a beg­gar. Ibrahim was sure the girl, who was report­edly seek­ing her old home, was his miss­ing grand­daugh­ter. Her par­ents later rec­og­nized a mole and scar on her face. The rest of her story remains a mys­tery so far, MSNBC notes.

U scream for cheap ice cream - A Utah woman faces mis­de­meanor charges after police say she sprayed an ice cream truck dri­ver in the face with clean­ing solu­tion because she was upset about the driver’s prices. Author­i­ties in the­Salt Lake City­sub­urb of Tay­lorsville say 65-year-old Andrea Chavez told them she sprayed the woman because “she charges too much for ice cream.”   If con­victed, she faces a com­bined pun­ish­ment of two and half years in the county jail.


Something’s not right here - A Cal­i­for­nia news­pa­per The Stock­ton Record reports 18-year-old George Her­rera got stuck in a chim­ney while try­ing to sneak into his house.  Art Ray of the Stock­ton Fire Depart­ment says the teen was break­ing cur­few and try­ing to get inside his home. Ray says Her­rera was trapped near the chim­ney bot­tom for about 90 min­utes before emer­gency crews were called. When they arrived, they could see his feet stick­ing out of the fire­place.  Rays says res­cuers secured ropes around the teenager’s wrists and pulled him up about 8 feet with the help of a firetruck lad­der. Offi­cials say Her­rera wasn’t hurt and was allowed to return
home.  How will his par­ents pun­ish him with­out laughing?

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